MLD Entertainment, the talent agency behind Kpop girl group MOMOLAND, has released a statement in reaction to the “illegally manipulated photos” of member Nancy McDonie currently being spread online.
Per the English translation of the statement by Soompi, “Nancy is a victim of having photos being inappropriately taken and manipulated. The person that should be protected first and foremost is Nancy. We ask for your cooperation with a heavy heart.”
“We will be joined by the police and judicial authorities overseas in taking strong legal action against the first person who posted the photos, as well as those who have taken part in spreading the photos,” the statement continued. The agency also promises to “pursue civil and criminal suits for compensation of damages” for the violation of existing laws in South Korea and of Nancy’s personal rights.
“Nancy is currently undergoing severe emotional turmoil. We sincerely ask of you. We long for an end to malicious posts that harass our artist,” they added. “We will continue to make every effort to protect our artists from additional damage through continuous monitoring. We will also follow through with our legal actions with no leniency and without reaching a settlement.”
“We want to express our gratitude to fans who always love and support our artists. We will continue to do our best in ensuring our artists’ personal and given rights,” the statement ended.
Nancy is currently signed with ABS-CBN and is expected to star in an upcoming teleserye with James Reid called “The Soulmate Project.”
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